Bahamian diversity is considerable both on land and under the sea, as the two are connected. Surrounded by deep water the Bahamas is a nation of islands with ~95% of the territory consisting of shallow seas. Economy, livelihoods and culture are inextricably linked to the health of oceans.
Bio diversity concerns both marine (coral fish, deep sea fish, mammals, etc.) and terrestrial fauna (over 300 species of birds, butterflies, hutia, feral horses and pigs, raccoons, reptiles, etc…). Same in regards to flora.
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